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Carter BloodCare to host multiple blood drives

Carter BloodCare to host multiple blood drives

Carter BloodCare is partnering with several communities within Wylie to host three blood drives throughout August. Public Relations Specialist James Black said that Wylie United Methodist Church, Bozman Farms and New Hope Church each will hold a blood drive in August....

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Council tables comp plan vote

Council tables comp plan vote

Council held two public hearings and approved a proposal request for library improvements during the Tuesday, July 26 regular meeting. The first hearing was for a zoning change to allow a distillery and entertainment center for property located at 702 North Highway...

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District offers back to school tips

District offers back to school tips

The first day of school can be a trying time for students and parents and Wylie ISD officials have some advice to make the transition as easy as possible. Counseling Coordinator Amy Andrews said there are five tips the district offers parents to help with first-day...

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P&Z discusses site plans

P&Z discusses site plans

A proposed fence line became the central point of discussion during a last week’s Wylie Planning and Zoning Commission meeting. Commissioners met to discuss two site plans during the Tuesday, July 19 meeting — the first of which was for an addition to Right Space...

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Sports

Pirates roster features several returning players

Pirates roster features several returning players

The young Wylie Pirates went through some growing pains last season but now gear up with several returning players. With multiple starters coming back, the team has hit the ground running this offseason, preparing to bounce back. Wylie finished second in District 9-6A...

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Pirates search options at cornerback

Pirates search options at cornerback

The Wylie Pirates are using the summer to fill out its depth chart and work toward the start of the 2022 regular season. At cornerback, a void has been created with the graduation of a multi-year starter. That has opened up competition for a spot in the starting...

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Guzman returns to lead Raider linebackers

Guzman returns to lead Raider linebackers

Rarely do sophomore football players get a chance to play at the varsity level. For Derrick Guzman, he took the chance in stride and cemented himself as the team’s starting middle linebacker for the 2022 season. Head coach Marcus Gold likes Guzman’s instincts at the...

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Raiders have options at receiver

Raiders have options at receiver

With just over a month until the new season, Wylie East believes it has the skill position players capable of leading the team. At receiver, the Raider's top three players mesh well with different skill sets for the 2022 season. Terrell Washington Jr. is the leading...

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Education

WHS exchange students share adventures

WHS exchange students share adventures

As Wylie High School’s foreign exchange students head into the final four months of their time as Pirates, they took time to discuss their experiences. Some key takeaways from the international group of five include the concept that things “really are bigger in...

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Free meals provided for all students this year

Free meals provided for all students this year

There’s still no such thing as a free lunch, even if stu­dents don’t have to pony up any money at the cafeteria this year. The United States Depart­ment of Agriculture has issued extended waivers that will al­low schools to offer free meals — breakfast and lunch — to...

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Classes resume in two weeks in WISD

Classes resume in two weeks in WISD

Wylie ISD students will return to class on Aug. 12. Bands from Wylie East and Wylie high schools have returned to practice. See more pictures of The Pride of The East and That Wylie Band in the Aug. 4 edition of the News.

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Students learn valuable skills from national group

Students learn valuable skills from national group

Camryn Shupe considered herself lacking a certain charac­teristic before her involvement with SkillsUSA. That trait — confidence — has grown since she started with the national organization that seeks to help secondary school and college students build per­sonal and...

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Life & Style

Homeowner goes on a kitchen garden adventure

Homeowner goes on a kitchen garden adventure

After a few years of growing the typical Texas flowers; pan­sies in the winter, impatiens in the summer in the normal front flowerbeds, homeowner Kori Hendrix realized she wanted more variety and more gardens at her Wylie home. There was ample opportuni­ty to make...

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Safety steps for spooky fun

Safety steps for spooky fun

Traditional family activities like trick-or-treating create fun moments and memories, but the effects of COVID-19 on this Halloween will bring about change for the spooky excite­ment. You can still ensure a special night for your little ones and all the ghouls,...

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Try a new way to travel

Try a new way to travel

Despite the COVID-19 pan­demic, families are still finding ways to make the most of un­usual schedules to plan a get­away. With more flexible work and school arrangements, many families are embracing the idea of a “flexcation,” an emerging travel trend where families...

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Opinion

Don’t Stand Alone

Don’t Stand Alone

As Americans we love “do it yourself”. DIY has become a national phenomenon. There are whole TV networks dedicated to DIY. Nothing wrong with that of course. It’s fun to figure things out on your own and complete a project then sit back and admire your work. ...

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Toying with time

Toying with time

By John Moore I don’t recognize toys anymore. Our grandkids are coming from out of state to visit and I can’t find anything to get them as a surprise. Why? I don’t know what anything is or does. Toys should teach you how to prepare for life and be fun. Bakugan –...

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The Clothesline

The Clothesline

By John Moore We had a clothesline, but no washer or dryer. So the Laundromat was a weekly destination. Today, most folks would find the absence of a laundry room in the home as foreign as no air conditioning or Wi-Fi. Fifty years ago, most...

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What grandmothers do

What grandmothers do

By John Moore My grandmother made the best oatmeal. It was so good, it even tasted good cold. She made it each morning for my grandfather who always left some for any of his grandchildren who wanted it. I always did. There were no microwaves, so oatmeal was made on...

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